Recap: Northwestern vs. Michigan
Evanston, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Michigan Wolverines' defense snuffed out a potential game-winning two-point conversion attempt, as they hung on to beat the Northwestern Wildcats, 10-9, in Big Ten Conference play at Ryan Field.
Devin Gardner completed 11-of-24 pass attempts for 109 yards and was intercepted twice for the Wolverines (5-5, 3-3 Big Ten), who have won back-to- back games. De'Veon Smith had a game-high 18 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown.
Trevor Siemian threw for 273 yards and a touchdown on 32-of-49 passing with two picks for the Wildcats (3-6, 2-4), who have lost four straight. Tony Jones caught seven passes for 59 yards and a touchdown.
The teams played to a scoreless draw in the first half of action.
Midway through the third quarter, the Wolverines finally broke the deadlock, as Smith ran for a 3-yard touchdown.
Midway through the fourth quarter, the Wildcats scored their first points when Jack Mitchell converted a 21-yard field goal.
With 3:10 left, Matt Wile converted a 37-yard field goal to put the Wolverines back up by a touchdown.
With three seconds left in the game, Siemian found Jones for a 3-yard touchdown pass. The Wildcats decided to go for the win on a two-point conversion, but Siemian was sacked. The Wolverines recovered the onside kick and escaped with the narrow win.
Michigan held on to win despite only mounting 256 total offensive yards.Game Notes